LJMU: Care Leaver Event

LJMU: Care Leaver Event
LJMU: Care Leaver Event

Venue: John Lennon Art and Design Building
Dates: 10/03/2017
Times: 10:30 - 15:00


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This event has been organised to raise the profile of care leavers in society and widen the opportunities for care leavers in Higher Education.

Liverpool John Moores University is committed to helping more care leavers go to university and offers a John Lennon Imagine Award of £1,000 per year to encourage care leavers into Higher Education. 93% of students receiving the Imagine Award stated that they would not have found it easy to have successfully completed this year without the help of our Care Leavers Coordinator.

Liverpool School of Art & Design will host a free event for care leavers and their families. This is also open to the public. This will include:

11.00am Keynote Talk by Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay is a poet, writer, artist and educator. His sculpture poem Gilt of Cain was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu. He has written plays for stage and BBC radio.  He is the first poet to write for the London olympics and received an MBE from the Queen for Services to Literature. He is associate artist at the Southbank Centre, and the current Chancellor of the University of Manchester. As a care leaver himself, Lemn champions care leavers and their contribution to society.

2.00pm GLUE – Louise Wallwein

A one-woman show mixing monologue, live art and a sound score Glue tells the true story of Louise Wallwein and her first two meetings with her birth mother, three decades after being put up for adoption. The audience is invited to share a very private first reunion, but also the subsequent more public second meeting. Louise also grew up in care from the age of nine and shows both her fierce independence and emotional vulnerability alongside each other. Born, transferred, placed, discharged, returned… Suitable for over 16s.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please note that GLUE is suitable for over 16s only

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Pay and display parking is available in the surrounding area, and in the NCP multi storey on Mountpleasant.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

e-mail: care-leavers-event@ljmu.ac.uk